Brazilian striker Rivaldinho is eyeing a move to the MLS. According to Online Gambling sources, he is holding talks with two clubs after a transfer to Toronto FC collapsed recently.
The 26-year-old is under contract with Cracovia Krakow in the Polish top-flight but is on the lookout for a new challenge. A former player at Boavista in Portugal, as well as Dinamo Bucharest and Viitorul Constanta in Romania, Rivaldinho is the son of former Barcelona and AC Milan great and Ballon d’Or winner Rivaldo.
This month, Rivaldinho turned down a loan move to Astana in Kazakhstan. His career in Poland never kicked off, as the talented attacker only scored once in 32 games for Krakow. This season, he started one game, also coming on from the bench on seven occasions. He told his representatives he would favor a move to the MLS over a comeback to his native Brazil, where clubs are also interested in him.
Online Gambling understands Toronto FC offered Rivaldinho a lucrative contract, but a deal could not be reached with Krakow over the transfer. Toronto then went for another player from the Polish league and signed Spanish forward Jesus Jimenez from Gornik Zabrze.
Ronaldinho’s best season to date was 2019-20, when he netted 11 times for Viitorul in Romania. His most prestigious international goal was the beauty he scored against Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League while playing for Dinamo in 2017.